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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. Hardwood83

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    Good for you finding positives (sincerely) but I don't see anything positive out of this. Absolutely nothing. IU was out-hustled in every facet of the game. Played lazy, indifferent defense like getting torched by 150lb walk-ons driving for lay-ups from 25ft out. Missed FT's, sloppy passes and unforced TO's. It was a complete train wreck against a collection of scrubs that couldn't make most D1 rosters. I am discouraged and every time I think there is light at the end of the tunnel a humiliation like this game happens.
  2. Hardwood83

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    Shameful display. Handled at home by the worst team in Power 5, not the B1G, any major conference. I am completely disgusted.
  3. Hardwood83

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    Guesses for starting line-up now that they're reasonably healthy? I'd recommend: Rob, Al, Smith, TJD & Brunk. Devonte (to my shock) seems to do better coming off the bench. I'm hoping for a merciless beat-down. A serious 45 point humiliation. It can't undo the turds IU has delivered against Nebraska since joining the conference, but will still make me feel better.
  4. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    I'm in the same boat. It's very tempting to move the goal posts, but I decided I'd be content with: IU being consistently competitive (already failed that once vs Wisconsin), winning record in the B1G and making the tourney. Slipping in as a #9 wouldn't be our proudest moment, but however it happens IU HAS to make the NCAA's. Has to. Injuries, youth, blah blah blah I don't care about reasons or excuses, just make the tourney. We'll start working on style points later, gotta make the tourney this season.
  5. According to ESPN that is the first time IU has won a game without a double-digit scorer in over 20yrs! Didn't cite the last time, just "over 20 years"
  6. Hardwood83

    IUBB vs Wisconsin Game Thread 12/7 @ 4:30 pm BTN

    No shame to losing on the road to a good team.....but Wisconsin isn't a good team. Not even average. Embarrassing. Guess I'm watching football the rest of the night because I'm done subjecting myself to this stuff.
  7. Hardwood83

    Extend Tom Allen

    I agree- but if he wants to be HC at Fresno (or anywhere else) a nice pay bump isn't gonna be enough to keep him, I'm afraid.
  8. Hardwood83

    Bowl Projection

    If IU gets stuck in a crappy bowl I hope they get a crappy team too. Screw competitive, I want a blow out. I'll worry about strong match-ups after a couple more solid seasons. The fact that Detroit hosts a bowl game is proof there are too many bowl games. Maybe Port au Prince Haiti can clear the debris from some soccer field and put on a bowl game too....:/ (ETA: My apologies to Port au prince for comparing it to Detoilet, I know that is a low blow.)
  9. Hardwood83

    Bowl Projection

    I understand the selection process but don't want IU to go to the Pinstripe bowl because I think it sucks and IU DID get screwed the last time there! Just nothing appealing about that game to me. I think better weather, match-ups and interest will be generated at the Gator or Music City.
  10. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    Me either, and I agree some similarities. Worst part of that season was A) putrid loss at Nebraska I had the displeasure of attending (Jordy missed some key free throws as I recall) and of course B) losing to Kensucky in the NCAA's. What did they shoot, 40 FT's that game?
  11. Depends on when you said it! Last year he definitely wasn't- this year, definitely is.
  12. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    I know it's early, but I've seen them 3-4 times this season and.....they aren't that good. Duke treated MSU the way MSU players treat women. I expect they'll improve- they usually do, but I think right now on a neutral court with both teams playing average IU beats them by double digits.
  13. Absolutely and I agree with Archie. Justin is sooooooo much more mature and under control than in the past. Last year he would have had 47 TO's in a game like this. Tonight he was solid. Him and Devonte playing to their potential makes IU a really, really tough out.
  14. Not sure- but your feeling was a LOT more accurate than mine, and I am thrilled. Devonte in Beast Mode is a lot of fun! Suck it FSU!
  15. Sadly, neither am I, and expect IU to get torched. They just don't seem ready for their close up yet.